AlitaliaMD11
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What's The Story Behind This? QR A300 Fire At AUH

Tue Jun 05, 2007 9:00 am

What is the story behind this mis-hap?


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First the A300 at AUH and now this A330-200 at TLS!

The "no smoking" sign is quiet ironic...

[Edited 2007-06-05 02:01:47]
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Tue Jun 05, 2007 9:05 am

That's no A330. That's also an A300, just like the one that was destroyed in AUH. You can recongnise it by looking at the slats, since those are not A330 slats, and by looking at the distance between L1 and L2 door.
 
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Tue Jun 05, 2007 9:09 am

Interesting.

There is only one Qatar A330 "due" at the moment and that is line 849 - A7-ACM which made its f/f on 23 May. However, it was seen in the air at TLS and in full c/s on 29 May (a day after this pic was taken) and photo proof is here, so what's the deal ??

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Tue Jun 05, 2007 9:10 am

I'm wondering if that was actually the A300 that caught fire at AUH?
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Tue Jun 05, 2007 9:13 am

That's an A300, check out the wing attachment to the fuselage.
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Tue Jun 05, 2007 9:15 am

Quoting AlitaliaMD11 (Reply 3):
I'm wondering if that was actually the A300 that caught fire at AUH?

I believe it is. Just look at some details of the hangar on the picture you used and check the following from Flight Global. I don't think the A.net picture is at TLS but AUH.

http://www.flightglobal.com/articles...estroyed-in-gamco-fire-at-abu.html
 
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Tue Jun 05, 2007 9:35 am

It is obvious to me the FlightGlobal pictures from AUH are the same A/C and Hangar from the a.net photo at TLS, the a.net photo is excellent quality but the photographer must have uploaded the wrong location in error and I would imagine it will be corrected in time.

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Tue Jun 05, 2007 9:51 am

This photo needs to be corrected then, as it states this is in TLS and it's an A330-202. It's not very likely the aircraft was ferried to TLS in this condition....  sarcastic 
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Tue Jun 05, 2007 12:24 pm

If you look on the Flight Global pics, on the right side you can see the " No Smoking" sign and the big " B " above it. It is definitly the GAMCO hangar in AUH.

I thought they check the pictures here on A.Net before they are released to the public  Smile . Pics like that can have a strong negative outcome so I wonder a bit.
 
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Tue Jun 05, 2007 2:55 pm

Well sometimes photographers will get pics of an incident / accident / etc that we're not really supposed to be taking pictures of.... (so I'm told)... that could be why the photographer said Toulouse and A330.

If that was the case though, he should have just made up another screen name to upload it from anonymously.

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Tue Jun 05, 2007 5:10 pm

I assume this is for component recovery.
I doubt this will ever fly again (unless of course it's in crates)
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Tue Jun 05, 2007 5:23 pm

That is clearly the one at AUH. And it is an A300. Look at the "A" of "Qatar" on the second door. That is the old livery. A new A330 would have the new livery with the large red letters.
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Tue Jun 05, 2007 6:05 pm

Any idea what was the IT A320 involved at that time.
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Tue Jun 05, 2007 8:47 pm

Quoting HAWK21M (Reply 12):
Any idea what was the IT A320 involved at that time.

Acc to this
RE: Qatar Airways Aircraft In Hangar Fire @ AUH (by OHLHD Apr 20 2007 in Civil Aviation)


It was VT-KFD.  Smile
 
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Tue Jun 05, 2007 8:55 pm

Whats it doing in a hanger? Tell me they are not going to repair his thing?

How come the dosrs appear to have survived intact?

[Edited 2007-06-05 14:02:23]
 
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Tue Jun 05, 2007 8:58 pm

Thats actually very scary looking!!! Are the conducting some kind of tests maybe??
 
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Tue Jun 05, 2007 9:00 pm

He is thinking "what the f*** am I going to tell the owners.

Seriously I expect it to be parted, wings/engines/undercarriage/cockpit and the rest scrapped.

Given it's location, I expect to happen soon.
 
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Wed Jun 06, 2007 2:57 am

Are the Kingfisher A320 (VT-KFD) and the Air Mauritius A319 (3B-NBH) back in service?
 
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Wed Jun 06, 2007 3:04 am

This description on the photo has been amended.
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Wed Jun 06, 2007 3:38 am

Quoting Viasa (Reply 17):
Are the Kingfisher A320 (VT-KFD) and the Air Mauritius A319 (3B-NBH) back in service?

By looking at the burnt fuselage and unburnt wings, I'd say the fire did not affect these two aircraft.

Quoting Smokeyrosco (Reply 18):
This description on the photo has been amended.

I believe the title of this thread should be changed.

Quoting AlitaliaMD11 (Thread starter):
What's The Story Behind This? QR A330 Fire At TLS
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Wed Jun 06, 2007 4:36 am

Quoting EI321 (Reply 14):
Whats it doing in a hanger? Tell me they are not going to repair his thing?

I think that this A/C should have been converted to freighter but looking at the massive damage and the broken rear section I do not think that there is anything to repair anymore.

Quoting Legoguy (Reply 19):
By looking at the burnt fuselage and unburnt wings, I'd say the fire did not affect these two aircraft.

These two were just slightly damaged but they should be in service again ( as long as they are finally fitted with IFE or checked)
 
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Wed Jun 06, 2007 5:02 am

It appears now as though the photo has been removed. Not surprising really I can't imagine that either QR or GAMCO would want that image getting any more exposure than it already has.
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Wed Jun 06, 2007 5:17 am

....and I really wish I'd included a smiley in the other thread about Florian needing glasses.  blush 

I WAS joking !!
 
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Wed Jun 06, 2007 5:26 am

We will not disclose information but following internal discussions,the decision was taken to delete the image from the database.

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Wed Jun 06, 2007 6:31 am

Quoting TristarYUL (Reply 23):
We will not disclose information but following internal discussions,the decision was taken to delete the image from the database.

Thats frustratingly annoying
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Wed Jun 06, 2007 6:57 am

Quoting TristarYUL (Reply 23):

Eh? Why?

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Wed Jun 06, 2007 7:38 am

Quoting Smokeyrosco (Reply 24):
Thats frustratingly annoying

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Quoting ThePRGuy (Reply 25):
Eh? Why?]

Don't make me come up there!!!

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Don't be cry babies. Always remember that MyAviation.net is a sister site of Airliners.net and most of the photos that photographers add to Airliners.net, they also add them to MyAviation.net. Here is the proof:
MyAviation.net photo:
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Next time a photo is uploaded to Airliners.net and is deleted at a later time and you loved that photo, always check MyAviation.net before you start getting angry at the PHOTO SCREENERS.

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Wed Jun 06, 2007 7:49 am

The rumour ( thats the only news comming out of GAMCO) is the interior was being cleaned with some type of highly flameable cleaner, when it caught fire. Picture shows the result.
 
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RE: What's The Story Behind This? QR A330 Fire At TLS

Wed Jun 06, 2007 8:39 am

Since so many of the posts in this thread are not on-topic and are trying to continue a discussion that was locked in Aviation Photography, this thread is locked.

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